IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (9-15-14)
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Billy Horschel, winner of the PGA-BMW event last week, addressed his social media critics about “choking” the week before. He hit an errant shot on the final hole to finish tied for second.
While Horschel had a chance to win, he didn’t beat himself up for a bad shot he hit on the 18th hole. He said in his interview afterwards that he didn’t choke, but hit a very poor shot when it counted the most.
I’m sure he couldn’t wait to redeem himself, and it only took him one week to accomplish that goal. The next time you drop a pass, miss a serve, or don’t run the time you are expecting, don’t be too hard on yourself.
Never look at failure in one isolated situation as choking. Instead, look at it as an opportunity for improvement!
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